My wife and I decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express after reading other reviews. I am in total agreement with the praise! We arrived early (11:30 a.m.) and were immediately able to check into a 3rd floor/rear king leisure room. This gave us just enough time to quickly walk to Mrs. Wilkes' for a late lunch. The 2 1/2 hour wait is a Savannah experience and worth it. Although the room had no view and it wasn't especially spacious, there was also no street noise and it was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was functional with a walk in shower, but no tub. We couldn't take in the view from the rooftop as the pool was being repaired with no access permitted. Three day weekend public parking next door was only $13-$14 instead of the $15/day valet parking at the hotel. Located just across the street from river attractions and within the historic district, it was a great place to park the car and walk everywhere. Breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of room to eat in a pleasant setting. Becki's in-house bar was a nice touch and she was more than helpful with reservations and touring advice.
There is so much to see and do in Savannah. Take the Old Town Trolly for the tour and to get on and off at the numerous stops. Keep the shirt sticker as you may be able to ride for more than one day at no additional charge. Stroll the riverwalk, take the free boat ride from River St to the Westin and back, admire the many historic squares, walk through senic Forsythe Park, and tour the big/beautiful homes. We ate lunches at Vic's on the River (very nice with great fried green tomato sandwiches) and Boar's Head Grill (good burgers). The Pink House Mansion was very nice with an outside table and good food.
The desk staff was young, polite, and helpful, but didn't seem to have much concierge pull with reservations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the heart of the historic district and soak up the splendor that is Savannah. Next time your travels take you to Savannah, choose the brand new Holiday Inn Express Historic District. This contemporary Southern style property is located right on Bay St. and is surrounded by dozens of boutiques, restaurants, River Street and Savannah s famed squares. It features a graceful lobby, full service fireside lobby bar, a rooftop pool and gazebo and guest rooms equipped with flat screen TVs. Rates include deluxe continental breakfast and high speed internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Savannah-Historic District Hotel Savannah
- Holiday Inn Savannah